Six different grapes went into the fermentation and production of this excellent 2009 vintage. Age in a hybrid (Sessile) French & American Oak barrel, this is a red blend/meritage wine aged in a unique and interesting way. A very good red blend varietal from the Westbrook Wine Farm, located in the Madera AVA of Central Valley, California.
The suggested drinking window ranges from 2017 to 2025, so this blend should last for a good while and only get better over time. It is ultimately composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec, 8% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and last but not least 1% Carmenere. The co-fermentation that goes into these six grapes results in a complex and flavorful taste.
Ultimately, it is a Dessert style Red Blend that pairs well with food items such as Chocolate and/or Caramel. It won the Silver Award from the Orange County Wine Society for its 2009 vintage in 2013.
Winemakers are Ray and Tammy Krause
Harvest Date was September 20th, 2009.
Terroir is Granitic, flat and suitable for high volume wine production. The greater region is made up of Alluvial loam soils.
Tannins are supple and flexible.
Composed of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec, 8% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 1% Carmenere.
Alcohol by Volume is 14.7%
Window to Drink is best between the years 2017 and 2025.
Aromas of floral and fruity perfume mixed with toasted pecans and cedar.
Flavors include cherry and vanilla.
An excellent and highly suggested vintage from 2009, you can check this meritage blend out here, limited in quantity: 2009 Westbrook Wine Farm Vineyard and Winery Fait Accompli 10th Anniversary Red Blend 750 mL